Under Wirral’s Policy for admitting children, they are accepted into mainstream primary education in the school year of their fifth birthday.
Children who will have their fifth birthday between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 will start school full time in September.
Parents who wish their child to have a place at our school must complete a Parental Preference Form and return it to the Authority during the December before they are due to start. The Authority handles all the applications for places and then informs parents and the school.
If the child lives within the school’s catchment area a place is usually awarded. If the child lives out of zone an application can still be made but will be considered by the Local Education Authority and if classes are not full a place will be offered.
In June, meetings are held for parents of children who have been accepted and who are starting Reception in September. At these meetings parents will be given information about the way the school runs and about the curriculum. They will also have the opportunity to ask any questions.
Following these meetings, the children will be invited to spend some time in school before they start, to help them become familiar with staff and the school.
We have very close links with Leasowe Early Years Centre and visits are made to the Centre by teachers who meet the new children before they start school.